Broadfoot has not played for Scotland since August 2010 but feels that under the tutelage of Appleton, could perhaps be back in the national setup as the Scottish side look to appoint a new manager.
"I can see him being good for my career. I didn't realise how good Michael Appleton was," said Broadfoot.
"Stevie Naismith said Everton's Phil Neville was raving about him.
"I'd love to be involved again even though the World Cup for 2014 is gone.
"The two best moments of my career were scoring for Scotland (on debut) against Iceland and walking out to play for Rangers in a European final.
"I'd love to get back into the Scotland squad and fight for a place.
"I've had a horrible time with injuries but I'm getting a run of games now.
"It will be a clean slate for every Scottish player."